Actor, race car driver and TAG Heuer Ambassador Patrick Dempsey presented Jack Heuer, Honorary Chairman of the Swiss watch brand, with a unique and wonderful gift today at BaselWorld.
With “Letter to Jack”, see Patrick created that rare thing, a “visual poem” to Jack Heuer. Though he also plays a role in the short film, this is also the first time Patrick stepped behind the camera to direct this very special cinematic project. In the film, we spot Patrick at the wheel of a red MGA, not unlike the first car Jack Heuer himself was given by his own father after he became the first in the family to graduate college – it ignited his personal love of racing.
“Letter to Jack” premiered at BaselWorld as TAG Heuer unveiled the 55th Anniversary Special Edition Autavia, a re-edition of the legendary Autavia, the legendary driver’s chronograph beloved of collectors from the Sixties designed by Jack Heuer in 1962. In “Letter to Jack,” the love of driving, time, past and present come together in the best of filmmaking, storytelling magic. Patrick Dempsey’s Director of Photography is none other than two-time Oscar and Cannes Festival Award winner Janusz Kaminski whose credits include The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan. The music is by Grammy nominated jazz musician, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and gives the film a reflective atmosphere and conveys a sense of timelessness.